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clarify some key developments in twentieth-century British politics, and provides the proper context for understanding Conservative Party ideology Ideology and the Conservative Party 113 in the Hague years. In The Case for Conservatism, Hogg defended his party against the charge of inconsistency. There was nothing odd, he thought, in the fact that Conservatives were currently engaged ‘in fighting the battle of Liberalism against the Socialists who attack laissez faire from almost exactly the same angle as [did] the Conservatives in 1948’.8 Hogg felt that his party

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Stan Metcalfe and Alan Warde

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Kevin Harrison and Tony Boyd

) Ideology is … a system of definite views, ideas, conceptions, and notions adhered to by some class or political party. [Ideology] is always a reflection of the economic system predominant at any given time. ( Soviet Philosophical Dictionary , 1954) Political debate is widespread in society. Whether we are aware of it or not, most of us are, at a very

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Cas Mudde

children of three years old or younger has to have the legal right to career breaks. During this period this woman will enjoy an educators fee in accordance with her family situation and with the retention of pension rights. (VLB 5/81; my italics) The party further wants the state to be more vigilant against the influence of Anglo-Saxon culture and language. Many articles point to the ‘Cocacolonisation’ of Flanders (and the West), which stands for materialism, consumerism, hedonism and multi-culturalism (e.g. VLB 5/94). The strong state A core aspect of the party

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control over the means of production and mobilising workers and peasants through the Ba’th party. Within this regime, Asad increasingly concentrated power in a ‘Presidential Monarchy’ through a policy of balancing the elements of his political base. Thus, he used the army to free himself from Ba’th party ideological constraints; then, he built up his jama’a – a core of largely Alawi personal followers in the security apparatus – to enhance his autonomy of both army and party. At the same time, he appeased the remaining private bourgeoisie through limited

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